Perfectlee!

…top of the seat, making it totally unsafe to use. Most people who know me understand that in my life, my wheelchair is like my second skin. As much as it might appear so to some, this was not a first world problem. Yes, I still had my power chair… (Search hits: 2 in body, 0 in title, 1 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 108.33)

Because I Am Strong

I haven’t wanted to talk about it publicly. I’m embarrassed. Ashamed even. Confused as to how it got to the point that it did. For the last few months, I have been dependent on someone who thought it was okay to treat me less than respectfully. And every… (Search hits: 0 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 1 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 77.38)

Performing

…application, though, I came to learn that the Ms. Wheelchair America pageant was not a beauty contest. Instead, the program strives to empower women who are wheelchair mobile to advocate and articulate the needs of people with disabilities. The state title holder gets to travel and speak to lots of… (Search hits: 1 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 15.48)

10 Tips for Potentially Fabulous Interactions with People with Disabilities

…like second class citizens, always talking in an appropriate tone of voice, always talking to the person with the disability directly and not trying to get information about them from their companion or caregiver. Don’t take power away from people with disabilities. Always keep us in the loop. Ask what… (Search hits: 1 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 15.48)

I am Blessed

…the things that are needed for myself and on behalf of some people who cannot speak for themselves. I will stand up to injustice and I will keep talking about empowerment until the people in power make a habit of listening. In the past few months, I have wrestled with… (Search hits: 1 in body, 0 in title, 0 in categories, 0 in tags, 0 in other taxonomies, 0 in comments. Score: 15.48)